SAP TechEd From an Integration Perspective

I want to share the insight I have gained into the ever-changing world of SAP integration while participating at SAP TechEd 2015. SAP integration has changed a lot over the last couple of years, and it is constantly evolving. As someone who has been working with SAP for over a decade, I was able to…

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SAP TechEd Las Vegas Wrap-up

I got home from a 2-week trip whose main focus was on the SAP TechEd Las Vegas conference, followed by APIGEE’s I Love APIs as the second most important conference. The overall information was focused on the two-speed business, systems of records (SAP ERP system, CRM or other back-end systems), and the system of engaging…

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I Love APIs Conference

I have been at the I love APIs conference in San Jose two weeks ago. I wanted to know more about what is happening in the API space. It seems to be a place that is growing fast, and an industry in which customers seem to invest. With the Apigee/SAP partnership, I thought this would…

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INT111 Best Practices in SAP Integration

I am looking forward to hosting the best practices session I have previously announced. I have been working with SAP PI/PRO for over 10 years, and have learned quite a bit about what to do when it comes to integration. For over a decade, I have been working with consultants and users from all over…

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SAP NW BPM – Send Notifications to Users

Task Step – Boundary Events I had an issue on a BPMN project. I had to inform the users that they need to complete the actions required. So I had to try what the different options was. I think I did find a solution after some time. So I would like to share it with…

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Best Practices – Custom Development

This is part 9 of my Best Practices in SAP PI/PO series. You can read more about the series here.   Custom development is usually done either because the standard does not support the functionality you want, or because the complexity of the scenario needs to be dramatically reduced. Custom development is limited to Java;…

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Creating an ICO Directly, Without Any Repository Objects in SAP PI/PO

Sometimes, you have to make a simple test for a service or an interface. You might want to create certain scenarios quickly, to make sure that a File Adapter works, or to move a file from one system to the other. In some cases, you may not want all the different Repository Objects involved in…

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IDoc AEX Error – Illegal Type of Handler Encountered

Today I was working on getting an IDoc from SAP ECC (Enterprise Central Component) to PO/PI AEX (Advanced Adapter Engine Extended). It was from a second system, so I had to create a cloned ClonedRA_inboundRA for the new channel. While sending an IDoc, I received the following error: com.sap.conn.jco.JCoException: (104) JCO_ERROR_SYSTEM_FAILURE: Rollback fault: Illegal type of…

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Best Practice Skills for SAP PO/PI Integration

When talking about best practices in the area of SAP integration, we must take into account the skillset which is necessary for a successful career in SAP PI/PO development. This post is a part of my best practice series where I’m covering what is going on with SAP PI/PO best practice. Check out the introduction…

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SAP System Access to SAP PRO/PI systems

One question that I often encounter is ‘how do I get access to SAP systems’. Getting access to SAP systems provides a great way to practice. There are a few options available.   In recent years, SAP has become much more interested in providing real user access to potential clients and partners. Before, this was…

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